Our final stop off in late September 2012 on our honeymoon was the wonderful Soleado hotel. We were met at the reception by Roberto one of the best hosts anyone could ask for in a hotel. A true Sicily welcome for us and really helped us out on our stay. He gave us a choice of room and we ended up with a wonderful big balcony with a spectacular sea view. The rooms were basic with great air con but we didn't spend much time in the room, we were busy exploring. The hotel has a small pool which is freezing, however it was nice to go for a quick dip out of the scorching heat.
The breakfast was really nice a wonderful view at the breakfast table looking out to sea. The breakfast was well laid out and everything fresh. The area of Taormina was lovely, it had wonderful streets and fantastic shops and restaurants with some of the best food we ever had. It was our first visit to Sicily and every day we really enjoyed. We done the Lipari, Vulcano tour which we visited 2 islands and was a wonderful full day tour. The beautiful island of Vulcano had a superb beach with the nicest waters I have ever been in.
Taormina had so much to offer, we used the cables cars for going down to the beach, however the beach does be overcrowded most days but had wonderful clear clean water the small fish swimming beside you in the water.
The downside we found on our trip to Sicily and I really hope sometime the government will improve things would be waste management. Bins along the street do be over flowing with rubbish, rubbish thrown everywhere you really notice it along the roads, on the road up to the hotel had a waste bin sideways with all the rubbish on the ground, however this was cleared up, its a crying shame for the island not to manage their rubbish better.
Overall we loved our stay the the Soleado and Taormina and the wonderful host Roberto and his staff made it such a welcome for us we will never forget.